MOLECULAR BIOLOGY II
Stampa
Enrollment year
2019/2020
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
BIO/11 (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
1st semester (01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
48 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
MAGA GIOVANNI (titolare) - 5 ECTS
MAGNANI FRANCESCA - 1 ECTS
Prerequisites
Basic notions in Molecular Biology (structure and functions of RNA and DNA, replication, transcription and translation, structure and functions of the eukaryotic cell)
Learning outcomes
The student will acquire advanced notions on th molecular biology of viruses and on the molecular basis of their interactions with the eukaryotic cell. The student will acquire basic knowledge on the structural biology of macromolecules and its experimental methodology.
Course contents
Evolution and classification of viruses; Morphology and structure of viral particles; Replication of RNA and DNA viral genomes; Transcription and translation of viral genes; Infectious cycle of the most important viral human pathogens; Notions of antiviral chemotherapy; Notions of Immunology (innate and adaptive immunity). Introduction to the structural biology of macromolecules.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons. Students will have access to the power point presentations
Reccomended or required readings
Italian texts
Dimmock, Easton, Leppard -Introduzione alla virologia moderna - 2017 - Casa Ed. Ambrosiana
David Harper - Virus - 2013 - Zanichelli Ed.
Giovanni Maga - Occhio ai Virus - 2021 - Zanichelli Ed.
Giovanni Maga -AIDS, la verità negata - 2014 - Il Pensiero Scientifico Ed.

English texts
Jane Flint, Vincent Racaniello et al. - Principles of Virology (4th edition) -ASM Press
Assessment methods
Oral examination. Evaluation scale: 0-30. Evaluation criteria: knowledge of the topics of the course; appropriateness of language; ability to make connections among related topics and to synthesise complex concepts.
Further information
Students are welcome to come and talk during the semester for clarifications. Appointmetns should be made by e-mail with Prof. Giovanni Maga at maga@igm.cnr.it
Francesca Magnani
francesca.magnani@unipv.it
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